Elinor socks by Ambrose Smith

Elinor socks

Knitting
March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 437 yards (274 - 400 m)
S, M, L
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The Elinor socks are the third pair in the Sense and Sensibility Collection, based on Jane Austen’s classic novel. Elinor Dashwood, the Sense to her sister Marianne’s Sensibility, is practical and responsible, and though she has the capacity for the same deep love and devotion her sister has, Elinor sacrifices the expression of it in favor of propriety. These socks were designed to reflect her loving, but reasonable, personality.

They are knit cuff down, in the round, with a heel flap and gusset and a wedge toe. The all-over pattern is a mix of knits and purls, and an easily memorized lace repeat. Written and charted instructions are included. All measurements are listed in inches and centimeters.

Yarn
Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co. Natural Sock, 1 skein in the “Peony” colorway

Needles
2.25 mm/US 1 needles or whatever size needed to get gauge

Gauge
8 stitches x 12 rows = 1 in or 2.5 cm in stockinette in the round, blocked

Sizes
Size is based on circumference, not length.To stay on your foot, socks need negative ease. Pick a size about 1 inch or 2.5 cm less than the circumference of your foot. The length is adjustable.
S: 6.25 in or 16 cm
M: 7.5 in or 19 cm
L: 8.75 in or 22 cm

The seed stitch and lace expand width-wise more than stockinette does, so if you’re between sizes I recommend picking the smaller size. If you find that your gauge is much looser than you’d like for the leg, I’d also recommend knitting the leg with a smaller needle and returning to a larger needle for the heel, foot and toe.

Notions
Stitch markers (optional)
Darning/Tapestry needle

Skill Level
Advanced beginner to Intermediate

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